MANILA (UPDATE)—Nearly 500 protesters assembled at the EDSA People Power Monument in Quezon City on Saturday to call out the presence and supposed priority being given by the government to Chinese interests.
Members of activist groups Kilusan Laban China and Bunyog attended the demonstration, three days before the 34th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution on February 25.
They also called on President Rodrigo Duterte to resign due to his supposed soft stance toward China on disputed territories in the West Philippine Sea.
"Binalewala mo ang mga pinag laban ng mga intelektwal na Pilipino," said Rey Abad, founding chairman of Kilusan Laban sa China.
The current administration has been accused of prioritizing Beijing's interests, most notably the presence of China in the West Philippine Sea. — With reports from Arra Perez and Isay Reyes, ABS-CBN News